In Pictures: Mary Quant, the fashion designer synonymous with the 1960s

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Dame Mary Quant has died at the age of 93, a statement released on behalf of her family confirmed.

The British fashion designer was widely credited with popularising the mini skirt and was one of the most influential figures in the fashion scene of the 1960s.

Here are some images from throughout her career.

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Mary Quant dressed in a mini-skirt style at Buckingham Palace after receiving an OBE in 1966 (PA)

Born in south-east London on February 11 1930, Dame Mary was the daughter of two Welsh school teachers.

Fashion – Mary Quant – London – 1967
Models showing the new Mary Quant designs during a 1960s fashion show (PA)

She gained a diploma in the 1950s in Art Education at Goldsmith’s College, where she met her husband Alexander Plunket Greene, who later helped establish her brand.

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With hair stylist Vidal Sassoon, centre, and TV personality Michael Parkinson (PA)

Dame Mary was taken on as an apprentice to a milliner before making her own clothes and in 1955 opened Bazaar, a boutique on the King’s Road in Chelsea.

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Dame Mary launched Royal Mail’s Design Classics stamps with an original 1959 mini on Carnaby Street (David Parry/PA)

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